- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
- Identity Management / IPA
- What are the files and directories that should be saved for a backup of IdM/IPA?
- What tools could be used to backup IdM/IPA?
IdM on RHEL6 (all minor versions) and RHEL7.0
The currently supported backup method is to create a replica.
Many services and components are part of an IdM/IPA setup, making it challenging to snapshot the relevant files at the same time. As an alternative to the creation of replica it could be investigated to run IdM inside of a virtual machine and snapshot/backup the whole virtual machine.
IPA implements commands
ipa-restore since version 3.2. More information can be found here: http://www.freeipa.org/page/V3/Backup_and_Restore. This was implemented in this upstream ticket: RFE IPA suite - backup & restore.
Backup & Restore IPA IdM is further discussed here
IdM on RHEL6 (all minor versions) and RHEL7.1GA and later
ipa-4.1.0-18.el7 released with RHSA-2015-0442,
ipa-restore are additionally available for backup/restore. This errata is already included in RHEL 7.1 GA.
Please refer to the IdM product documentation has further details.
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